Distinguished School Administrator Award

About the Distinguished School Administrator Award The Distinguished School Administrators Award honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program.

Established in 1985.

Administered by:

American Association of School Libraries logo

Award and Frequency

Annual $2,000 award.
This award is given out on an annual basis.


Nominations must be made by AASL personal members.

Application Instructions

Visit the AASL website to apply.

Contact Information

Susan G. Hess (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Shannon Carter (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) - scarter@ala.org
Work Phone: 312-280-4381
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Ms. Allison K. Cline (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) - acline@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-4385
American Library AssociationAmerican Association of School Librarians
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2729

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Selection Criteria

See the AASL website for criteria.


Recipients are notified in the spring.